School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff

Staff

Head of School

Dr James Annesley
Senior Lecturer in American Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6617

Academic staff

Professor Linda Anderson
Professor of Modern English and American Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8059

Dr Tara Bergin
Lecturer in Poetry (Creative Writing)

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2083689

Professor Kate Chedgzoy
Professor of Renaissance Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7755

Ann Coburn
Lecturer

Dr Ruth Connolly
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8133

Zoe Cooper
Lecturer in Creative Writing

Professor Karen Corrigan
Prof of Linguistics & English Language

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7757

Dr Martin Dubois
Lecturer in Victorian Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 7795

Dr Hannah Durkin
Lecturer in Literature & Film

Dr Cristina Dye
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Language Development/Psycholinguistics

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Dr Ella Dzelzainis
Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7198

William Fiennes
Lecturer in Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7762

Dr Helen Freshwater
Reader in Theatre & Performance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7764

Dr Tina Gharavi
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media/Film

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3520

Dr Stacy Gillis
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7360

Professor Matthew Grenby
Professor of 18th-Century Studies

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6182

Dr SJ Hannahs
Reader in Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3400

Dr James Harriman-Smith
Lecturer in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7599

Dr Rosalind Haslett
Lecturer in Dramatic Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5660

Professor Bill Herbert
Professor of Poetry & Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3517

Professor Anders Holmberg
Professor in Theoretical Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3530

Dr Lars Iyer
Reader in Creative Writing

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Professor Jackie Kay MBE
Professor of Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3689

Dr Laura Kirkley
Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7782

Dr Gosia Krzek
Teaching Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5879

Dr Kirsten MacLeod
Lecturer in Eng Lit, Victorian/Modern

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7118

Dr Robbie McLaughlan
Lecturer in English Literature

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 3532

Dr Adam Mearns
Lecturer in the History of the English Language

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3534

Dr Aditi Nafde
Lecturer in Medieval Literature

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 7769

Dr Alex Niven
Lecturer in English Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5316

Dr Eliza O'Brien
Teaching Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5660

Professor Sean O'Brien
Professor of Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3875

Dr Meiko O'Halloran
Lecturer in Romantic Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7759

Dr Jennifer Orr
Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 7750

Dr Lucy Pearson
Lecturer in Children's Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3894

Dr Heike Pichler
Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3519

Professor Michael Pincombe
Professor of Tudor & Elizabethan Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7621

Jacob Polley
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2087781

Dr Geoffrey Poole
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5824

Professor James Procter
Prof of Modern & Contemporary Lit

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3518

Professor Kim Reynolds
Professor of Children's Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3533

Professor Jennifer Richards
Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7754

Professor Michael Rossington
Professor of Romantic Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3427

Professor Julie Sanders
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (HaSS)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 5769

Dr Andrew Shail
Senior Lecturer in Film

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2087752

Dr Emma Short
Teaching Fellow in Victorian and Modernist Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8420

Dr Neelam Srivastava
Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3665

Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney
Senior Lecturer in American Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3895

Professor Maggie Tallerman
Professor of Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7774

Dr Danielle Turton
Lecturer in Phonology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 8092

Dr William van der Wurff
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3876

Dr Joel Wallenberg
Lecturer in Language Change (Linguistics and Eng Lang)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7366

Dr Anne Whitehead
Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3531

Margaret Wilkinson
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5225

Professor Martha Young-Scholten
Professor of Second Language Acquisition

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7751

Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Nick Holdstock
Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Dr Pippa Little
Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3535

School Manager

Lesley Lant
School Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3590

Administrative staff

Lucy Bell
UG Clerical Officer

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 7625

Melanie Birch
Marketing, Events and Postgraduate Administrator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7619

Sherelle Coulson
UG, PGT and PGR Co-ordinator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7199

Laura Elliott
School Research, Finance and HR Administrator

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 3196

Liz Kirkup
Clerical Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 0191 208 7763

Katie Salmon
School PG Clerical Officer/PA

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2087761

Technical staff

Jeffrey Wilson
Computing, Technical & Safety Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3422